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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #236JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
This procurement has been cancelled
Published Tuesday May 14, 2013
In consultation with Rush University we have decided to delay the program until fall of 2014. We think the time frame is too compressed to make it work this academic year
The hearing has been cancelled
Published Monday May 6, 2013
The hearing was cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, April 12, 2013
The University intends to award a contract for student placement for clinical cancer research to Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, for an estimated $300,000.
Rush University Cancer Center will provide clinical research education for students to be involved in cutting edge research at a nationally acclaimed cancer research center. The close proximity and accessibility for the students in relation to the student's other academic programs is a paramount factor. Student recipients will receive a small stipend for summer research work and receive course credit for the academic year. Also the existing relationship between UIC and other Medical District partners is a significant factor for this sole source request.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the The comprehensive, multidisciplinary nature of Rush University Cancer Center, their prestige and their geographic proximity make them the only partner we will consider launching this program with.

For additional information, contact:
John Meehan
University of Ilinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 413-5961
FAX: (312) 996-2055
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb

We will hold a public hearing at the date, time and location specified below, if we receive a request to testify regarding the sole source determination. We will also hold a hearing if any vendor submits a signed statement showing the capability to provide the stated supplies/services at or below the amount indicated.

The public hearing allows any interested party the opportunity to testify for or against the sole source determination as described in this notice. The purpose of the hearing is to receive information from the public in a reasonable manner. Formal rules of evidence will not apply. The hearing officer will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. After conclusion of the hearing we will decide whether the sole source determination was appropriate.

We must receive any request to testify and any vendor statement no later than the registration date and time indicated below. If we do not receive a timely request or statement, we will not hold the hearing. We reserve the right to cancel the procurement prior to any scheduled hearing. Please confirm the status of the hearing with the Hearing Contact.

May 1, 2013
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Date, time, and location are subject to change and/or cancellation. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
April 25, 2013
Register with:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Sole Source Justification
  • 236JCMpart1.pdf (768 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 236JCMpart2.pdf (26 KB)